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Social Programmes in Sheltered Housing

Soup4Lunch was an innovative social enterprise, supported by HCGA, that brought social programmes to sheltered housing for over 50s and vulnerable adults. The focus was on gardening and healthy eating and the aim was to engage residents in self-directed activity.

What Soup4Lunch does:
• Meet with residents to develop an individualised programme
• Enliven kitchens, community centres and green space for residents in sheltered housing
• Work with scheme managers and local community resources
• Focus on relational caring
• Go on outings
• Encourage active participation
• Engage the residents as volunteers to

  • Plant and maintain vegetable gardens in accessible, raised beds
  • Make a delicious and nutritious lunch both from what we produce and other local food
  • Serve a vegetable soup, hot bread, and fruit pudding lunch fortnightly

Projects operated in:
• Rowberry Close, H&F, Fulham including Cedar Lodge and Meadowbank Close
• Trillington House, NHHT, Uxbridge Rd, Hammersmith
• Asham Court, Hammersmith – our pilot project of 65 flats and now running its own shared meal and gardening programme

In Hammersmith and Fulham Soup4Lunch was supported by Hammersmith Community Garden Association and the People’s Health Trust

For information contact: Anne Macalpine-Leny 07803082092

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